Psychiatry and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Apr 19, 2024 – Apr 21, 2024

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Tuition

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Physician (MD/DO)
$ 999.00
Other Healthcare Professionals/Residents/Military MD
$ 899.00
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Tuition Discount Eligibility

MCE Cancellation Policy

Option 1 Option 2
Up to 90 days before conference date Refund - Less $50 processing fee Credit - 100%
Up to 30 days before conference date Refund - Less $100 processing fee Credit - Less $50 processing fee
Up to 7 days before conference date Refund - Less $250 processing fee Credit - Less $100 processing fee
Within 7 days of conference date No Refund Available Credit - Less $250 processing fee
  • Credits expire three years from the date of issue.
  • Credits applied to a future conference are non-refundable.

Tuition Discount

Past Attendees Save $50: Past MCE Conferences attendees (within the previous three years) automatically receive a $50 discount at checkout.

Bring a Friend or Colleague and Save $50: If you are attending with another healthcare professional you are eligible for a $50 discount.

Overview & Agenda

Psychiatry and Women’s Health for Primary Care – 12 Credits

Overview

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Psychiatry and Women’s Health, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Psychiatry and Women’s Health  with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Psychiatry and Women’s Health.

Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, April 19th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Anxiety Disorders Update
Objectives: 1) Define anxiety and understand when it becomes a disorder 2) Identify psychological treatment approaches that can be provided in 3 minutes in a PCP office 3) Know when and how to use medications – and when not to use them – specifically SSRI’s and benzodiazepines

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Depression in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review how to diagnose depression and when to treat 2) Discuss what to choose and what to do if that does not work 3) Determine when to refer to a psychiatrist

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:

Contraception 2024
Objectives: 1) Describe the role of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in family planning 2) Discuss risks, benefits and counseling guidelines for long-acting methods 3) Discuss optimal prescribing of combination contraceptives, such as the pill, patch, and ring 4) Identify the available options for emergency contraception, including the benefits and limitations

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Menopausal Hormone Therapy 2024
Objectives: 1) Discuss data on the cardiovascular risks and benefits of MHT generated after the initial publication from the Women’s Health Initiative 2) Summarize current evidence regarding the effect of MHT on breast cancer risk 3) Identify current best practices for prescribing MHT

Saturday, April 20th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Evolving Guidelines for Pap and HPV Testing
Objectives: 1) Describe the natural history of HPV infection and how it relates to current screening recommendations for cervical neoplasia 2) Identify current guidelines for frequency of Pap testing 3) Describe the role of HPV testing in detecting cervical neoplasia

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Vaginitis: Tackling the Tough Cases
Objectives: 1) Discuss the roles for, and limitations of, the tests currently available for the diagnosis of vaginal infections 2) Describe current recommendations and options for managing persistent and resistant vaginitis 3) Identify entities, other than vaginitis, that may be associated with vaginal symptoms

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Diagnose bipolar disorder and differentiate from common masqueraders, including borderline personality disorder, trauma, and substance abuse 2) How to choose and use mood stabilizers, including FDA-approved atypical antipsychotics

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Dealing with Difficult Patient Personalities
Objectives: 1) Understand what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how it is diagnosed 2) Identify two specific skills that a primary care provider can use in working with borderline patients 3) Review how BPD impacts medical illnesses and what can be done to help improve outcomes

Sunday, April 21st

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Somatic Symptom Disorders: New Language, New Concepts
Objectives: 1) Review new concepts around somatic symptom disorders that deemphasize cause and emphasize effective care 2) Articulate principles for rehabilitation approaches to pain subtype and other somatic symptom disorders 3) Understand when and how to use medications – and when not to – in treating somatic symptom disorders

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Beyond SSRI’s: Psychiatric Medications Useful to Know in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review old and new antipsychotic medications, including use, monitoring, and management 2) Understand new antidepressants and some older ones that warrant review 3) Develop an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in the primary care setting

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Simplified
Objectives: 1) Describe the proposed pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome 2) Identify management options for the gynecologic consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome, such as irregular menses, hirsutism, and infertility 3) Identify management options for the metabolic effects of polycystic ovary syndrome

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Objectives: 1) Describe the current model of normal female sexual response 2) Identify the diagnostic categories for female sexual dysfunction and discuss possible etiologies for each 3) Discuss management options for each category of female sexual dysfunction

Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

April 19, 2024

Mission Bay Room

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:15 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 20, 2024

Mission Bay Room

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

April 21, 2024

Mission Bay Room

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC pointsin the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits. Canadian

American Osteopathic Association – AOA

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA

AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Pharmacology Credits

This course is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Lodging Reservations -To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations – Paradise Point and its amenities offer a unique San Diego resort experience for both families and couples with a location that is secluded, yet centrally situated; the airport, downtown San Diego and top attractions including Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park are all just minutes away from our Mission Bay shores.

  • Lanai Garden View Guestroom – $269 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • The most popular room type at our San Diego resort is the intimate 460 square-foot Lanai guest room, offering garden views and patios that lead straight into the natural beauty of these surrounding outdoor areas. Lanai guestrooms have several options for connecting rooms.
    • One queen/one king or two queen beds available with rooms from 460sqft.
  • Lanai Garden Premium Guestroom – $279 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Upgrade your Lanai guestroom experience with this popular room type. Rooms may include a walk-in closet, preferred location, and/or lagoon view in a luxurious room nestled among the San Diego resort’s lush landscaping. Patio with Resort Garden OR Lagoon Views.
    • One king or two queen beds available with rooms from 460sqft
  • Lanai Bayside Guestroom – $509 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Upgrade your Lanai guestroom to a Bayside room with a Bayfront Patio Steps from the Sand.
    • One king or two queen beds available with rooms from 460sqft
  • Garden Junior Suite – $509 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
    • Upgrade your stay to a Garden Junior Suite hosting One King Bed & a Sofa Sleeper with a Garden View Patio, Dining Area, and Wet Bar. Rooms may include a walk-in closet, preferred location, and/or lagoon view in a luxurious room nestled among the San Diego resort’s lush landscaping. Patio with Resort Garden OR Lagoon Views.
    • One king with rooms from 550sqft

Additional Lodging Information –

Resort Fee: there will be a daily Resort Amenities Fee discounted to $10.00 per room per night for the Group (valued at $36.00 per room, per night), plus California Tourism Assessment Fee (which is currently 0.4% per room, per night, plus applicable taxes which are currently 12.4%), which includes: High-speed wireless and hard-wired Internet access in guest rooms, domestic phone calls in guest rooms, unlimited access to Fitness Center, Putting Course, Basketball, Tennis, Ping Pong, Croquet, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball. (Amenities subject to change based on Resort’s policy)

Taxes and Fees: California Tourism Assessment Fee (which is currently 0.4% per room, per night, plus applicable taxes which are currently 12.4%)

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is before 11:00 a.m.

Parking: Discounted overnight parking will be charged at $10.00 per car, per night. There will be complimentary Parking for all-day guests to accommodate conference hours.

Lodging Deposit – A credit card will be required to secure a room within the group block, with the remaining balance charged upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellations – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with conference lodging venue:

  • Cancellation made 31 days or more prior to arrival: A full refund will be issued.
  • Cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival: No refunds will be issued.
  • No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation: No refunds will be issued.

All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until March 12, 2024 (based on availability). Our allotment for reduced room rates may sell out before this date. We urge you to secure your lodging reservation as early as possible. Reduced rates will also be offered for 3 nights pre and post-program dates (based on availability).

Room Reservation Guidelines – The lodging reservation link has been created for the MCE Conference continuing medical education program, and only guests that are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to access discounted rooms and/or theme park tickets (if applicable).

  • Attendees must register within (7) seven days of booking MCE discounted lodging to avoid cancellations or increased nightly rates (depending on Hotel/Resort policy).
  • We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at the time of booking.
  • Rooms and/or tickets (if applicable) cannot be purchased for the purpose of, or with the intention of being resold.
  • All reservations must be made under the registered attendee’s name, as all reservations and ticket orders (if applicable) will be audited against the CME program registration list. Should it be necessary, we reserve the right to contact you to request proof of registration. If it is discovered that the reservation and/or ticket order is not for an MCE Conferences participant, the reservations and/or ticket order may be canceled or modified based on the Hotel/Resort policy, and deposits may not be eligible for a refund.

Please note: In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information – For transportation planning assistance, please call Instant Service at 858-274-4630.

  • San Diego International (Lindbergh Field) Airport – 10 minutes from hotel.
  • Carlsbad (McClellan – Palomar) Airport – 50 minutes from hotel

Car Rental – To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links (please note: car rental company availability may differ based on airport/ destination)

  • AVIS – Click Here and enter G028287 in the “AWD Number” box to receive the Group Discount.
  • Budget – Click Here
  • Enterprise – Click Here and enter XZB6145 to receive the  Group Discount.
  • Hertz – Click Here and check the “Enter a Discount or Promo Code” and “I am a Corporate Customer” boxes. Enter 2086989 in the “Discount/CDP/Club Code” box to receive the Group Discount.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount.

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